Boomkat Product Review:
Originally released in 1994, The Mystery Of... was Kustomized's debut EP. The Boston band was formed by Mission Of Burma drummer Peter Prescott, who teamed up with another old bandmate (Bob Weston once of Volcano Suns, later of Shellac), who produced the record. The resultant collection of songs take in a kind of knockabout party punk, even managing to render Joy Division's 'Dead Souls' as a swaggering slice of goodtime scuzz. Kustomized's scrawled guitars and raucous rhythm section are fronted brilliantly by a vocal that's imbued with posturing garage rock, just about situated on the right side of self-parody, meaning that 'It Lives!' and 'Full' are as much fun as they are hard-rocking.